the Troop 494 Guidelines)
These guidelines summarize the
manner is which all parents and registered adult leaders are expected to behave
in dealing with the boys in our troop. The
guidelines set the expectations for appropriate adult behavior.
- Adults will treat all boys in our troop in a positive,
respectful manner at all times.
- No boy in our troop will be given more favorable
treatment than any other boy. Conversely, no boy will be singled out for
- Adults will always follow their training on Safe
Scouting, especially the principle of two-deep leadership.
- If an adult has an issue with a boy and the adult is
not able to handle that issue in a positive, constructive manner, then the
adult will immediately consult with the Scoutmaster or another adult to
handle the issue.
- Adults will not engage in negative behaviors such as
yelling at, belittling, harassing, or bullying any boy in our troop. Our
troop will be a safe haven from this type of treatment.
- In their roles as authority figures, adults will
enforce only the adherence to our troop guidelines, not their own personal
- Adults will remember that the Scoutmaster has
responsibility for enforcing our troop guidelines for disciplining of the
- At all times the safety of the boys is our most
important concern. An adult is expected to take immediate action to
protect a boy whenever his safety is an issue.
- Adults will follow the roles and responsibilities
established by the troop committee for dealing with the boys.